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The Alliance for Climate Protection

AKA The Climate Reality Project

Washington, DC

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The Alliance for Climate Protection

Also Known As:
The Climate Reality Project
Physical Address:
Washington, DC 20004 
EIN:
87-0745629
Web URL:
www.ClimateRealityPr...
Leadership:
Maggie L. Fox
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2010
Revenue
Total Revenue $16,374,635
Expenses
Total Expenses $25,687,786

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Basic Organization Information

The Alliance for Climate Protection

Also Known As:
The Climate Reality Project
Physical Address:
Washington, DC 20004 
EIN:
87-0745629
Web URL:
www.ClimateRealityPr... 
NTEE Category:
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations 
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C35 Energy Resources Conservation and Development 
None 
Ruling Year:
2006 

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Mission Statement

The mission of The Climate Reality Project is to reveal the complete truth about the climate crisis in a way that ignites the moral courage in each of us. To solve the climate crisis, we must remove the doubt and reveal the truth to catalyze urgency for bold action on climate change.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. November, 2013)

Maggie L. Fox

Term:

Since Mar 2009

Profile:

Maggie L. Fox is the President & Chief Executive Officer of The Climate Reality Project. Since joining the group in early 2009, Maggie has led a campaign to help citizens around the world discover the truth about the climate crisis and take meaningful steps to bring about change. Along with Vice President Gore, Maggie has participated in training hundreds of Climate Leaders from around the world, most recently in Beijing, China and Jakarta, Indonesia. Maggie has served on the boards of numerous environmental and women’s organizations. She currently serves on the board of the Green Fund and was honored by the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment as the 2010 Woman of the Year. Maggie is past National President of America Votes, a progressive coalition of over 40 organizations spearheading the largest voter mobilization and education effort in the nation. She spent 20 years working at the Sierra Club, including five years as its Deputy Executive Director. In addition, Maggie has consulted with a number of organizations and foundations on their energy and climate campaigns, including the Hewlett Foundation, the Western Conservation Foundation, the Energy Future Coalition, and Western Resource Advocates.



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Program: THE REALITY CAMPAIGN

Budget:
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Category:
Environment
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

The Reality Campaign engages people all around the world by revealing the complete truth about the climate crisis.  Please read more about our work at www.ClimateRealityProject.org.

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Program: CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIP CORPS

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Program Description:

Through our grassroots network of impassioned volunteers known as the Climate Leadership Corps, our organization brings the reality of and solutions to the climate crisis to strategic countries. Our Climate Leaders, a cadre of passionate climate volunteers and educators, deliver presentations in schools, homes, churches, workplaces and government forums. These presentations both educate people about climate change and build local networks of climate activists who work in their own communities and countries demanding solutions. Our Climate Leaders are pivotal agents for change. These volunteers are among our most informed, dedicated and eager-to engage members. Each of them has been personally trained by Chairman Al Gore to deliver a multimedia slide show featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The slide show is continually updated to convey the scope and urgency of the climate challenge, drawing from his latest book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis and other endeavors. Climate Leaders add personal stories to their presentations, specifically describing how they woke up to the climate crisis and why they have chosen to join in and lead the movement. This aspect of the program is of particular value since research indicates the importance of trusted messengers in climate change communications. Learning about the impacts of climate change from a member of one’s own cultural community is quite powerful. Our staff in the U.S., as well as our branches in Australia, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico, support the Climate Leadership Corps with information and tools necessary to achieve their mission. Through the Climate Leader Web Portal, Climate Leaders download the most recent version of the slide show, obtain factsheets on topics relevant to their presentations, manage presentation requests and stay connected with each other.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

The Climate Reality Project has taken the lead in reframing and driving the climate change narrative in the U.S. and around the world. This responsibility suits our unique role in the movement, recognizes the role of our Founder and Chairman, former Vice President Al Gore, as the thought leader on climate, and fills a critical need that is understood and valued by the climate community at large.

Expert Assessment

The Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore, is charged with educating the public about the science and solutions of climate change. Their work includes mainstream outreach, like Inconvenient Truth, local education, training organizers, and much more. They have had a huge impact on swaying public opinion around the relevance of climate change and spurring people toward action. Read More »

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2012 Philanthropedia Top Nonprofit

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Evidence of Impact

The Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore, is charged with educating the public about the science and solutions of climate change. Their work includes mainstream outreach, like <i>Inconvenient Truth</i>, local education, training organizers, and much more. They have had a huge impact on swaying public opinion around the relevance of climate change and spurring people toward action.

Raising Public Awareness
The Climate Reality Project continues to do a good job in getting people to pay attention to the climate issue. They send out regular messages that include legislative alerts. Their international "24 hours" program, which I believe aired sometime in this winter, had good video clips and interviews with people affected by climate change throughout the world. Nonprofit Senior Staff
The Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore, defends and publicizes the science of climate change and presents real solutions to the problem. First, an Inconvenient Truth had a tremendous impact regarding public opinion on climate change. I have closely researched and followed polling on this for years. Also, the Climate Project, which trained organizers and spokes-people for climate change, is highly regarded by professionals I know who have attended their sessions and peer organizations. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Their effort to have local educational sessions about climate change and its impacts is really important. While lots may be happening in some areas, others are climate science deserts, and the work of the Alliance for Climate Protection to change that is crucial. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Their impact is educating the public about the evidence and science behind climate change. Nonprofit Senior Staff
The Climate Reality Project builds on legacy of Al Gore's work. Other
This organization has trained thousands of climate speakers. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Organizational Strengths

The Climate Reality Project is led by Al Gore. He is not only extremely dedicated, but he is well connected and in many ways has become the face of the climate change movement. One expert points out that Al Gore is sometimes polarizing, so it is fortunate that the Climate Reality Project is also led by Maggie Fox. The organization has a large network of activists and a great training model for adding more to the ranks. They also have a great view into the political system and are sure to share information with their constituents.

Effective Model
They have a strong network of climate activists around the country. They're able to offer good connections to the political machinery, with legislative alerts, etc. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Al Gore is a tireless and dedicated leader. The organization occupies a unique space in the NGO community and can speak with a knowledgeable voice that has no direct self-interest in the outcome. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have proven success and great tools. Their strength is in their use of the "train the trainer" model for advocates. Other
Great Leadership
While Al Gore may be extremely polarizing, he's become the face of the climate change movement. For an organization to have him at the helm is both a huge strength and a major weakness. Having Maggie Fox involved is also fantastic for them; she has Senator Udall's ear. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have strong leadership and outreach. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

The Climate Reality Project is in the process of rebranding itself, and experts have mixed opinions on their approach. The organization’s rebranding has included a name change; they are formerly known as the Alliance for Climate Protection. This is partially due to the polarizing nature of Al Gore. One expert points out the organization should continue to celebrate Gore’s role in the organization and not hide it. Another expert simply notes that this is the reality for the organization. Both agree that as a result of the drastic branding change, the organization is now needing to re-establish itself. The Climate Reality Project may also want to consider changing the way they outreach to their constituents. Tier email communications are often donation requests, and they may be over-saturating their audience with that message. They should also consider outreaching to a broader audience.

Examine Branding Choices
They keep changing their name and adding in new projects, so they are losing their brand identity. With each new name, it takes a minute to realize that it's Al Gore's group again. They ought to be consistent and just stick with one name. I don't think there's any reason to hide the fact of Gore's leadership. He's a hero for what he's done, and they ought to put him on center stage. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Al Gore has become a divisive figure politically. The organization recently underwent an overhaul. They used to be known as the Alliance for Climate Protection, and is still reestablishing itself. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Improve Outreach Practices
Their email blasts are often about making a donation and, quite honestly, turn people off because of that. They should focus on the message and only once in a while do a blast about donating. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They should expand their presence to reach a broader audience. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They need to focus on deploying their resources to speaking in communities and before audiences that can be influential on climate policy. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Revisit Strategy
No group has disappointed people more than this one. The amount of money spent compared to the actual impact is appalling. The original media effort on coal was feisty. Al Gore's early speeches and film/slideshow were amazing. But for at least three years, this group has disappointed. There is absolutely no way that ACP should be on this list while others like Chesapeake Climate Action Network or Southern Alliance for Clean Energy are left off. Maggie Fox is too influenced by Democratic Party politics. She should move on to a new position and let an independent leader take over. Al Gore is largely missing in action except for his periodic speeches and cruises. Where is he? Our hero has gone missing. Kevin Curtis is one of our greatest strategists. He needs to be unleashed to help the ACP go places it has yet to go. I apologize for being so blunt, but there is no transparency with this group. Other

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